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“The Ransomware Hunting Team: A Band of Misfits’Improbable Crusade to Save the World from Cybercrime”

February 6, 2024
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

“Scattered across the world, an elite team of code crackers is working tirelessly to thwart the defining cyber scourge of our time. You’ve probably never heard of them. But if you work for a school, a business, a hospital, or a municipal government, or simply cherish your digital data, you may be painfully familiar with the team’s sworn enemy: ransomware. Again and again, an unlikely band of misfits, mostly self-taught and often struggling to make ends meet, have outwitted the underworld of hackers who lock computer networks and demand huge payments in return for the keys.”

Join co-authors Renee Dudley, a senior technology reporter for ProPublica, and Daniel Golden, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, as they discuss their book on cybercrime and the unlikely heroes fighting against it. Lunch will be provided.

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